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Cincinnati, May 1(5.- Tbe distiiiotion of having two national conventions in session at thé same time feil upOn thia city yesterday when the delegates to the Union Labor and Uriited Labor national oonventions mot. Although the two organizations profess to have the same object in view, yet they widely differ as to the course that should be pursued to accomplish their purpose, and one comraon object of the leaders of the two bodies is to find a ground ot action upon wnicn tney Dota can opérate as one organization. Among the prominent men present as delfigates to the two conventions are Robert Schilling and Mrs. Julia Severance, of Milwaukee; John M. Potter and Ben Calvin, of Michigan; George Schilling and Robert Buchanan, of Chicago; Dr. McGlynn and Messrs. McMackin, Barnes and Blakeny, of New York. The United Labor people hold their convention at the Grand Opera house. Twenty-eight state are represented at the Union Labor convention as reported to the natioual axecutive committee when they met yesterday to settle up at noon the past year's business, and the convention was called to order at the Odeon and the following temporary offlcerschosen: Ctmirman, S. F. Norton, Chicago; secretary, J. S. House, Missouri; assistant secretary, I. F. McDonald, Cinein nati; chief sergeant-at-artns, John Burrell; assistant, W. F. Flood, Cincmnati. The committees on permanent organization, credentials and resolutions were appointed and the convention was about to take recess until ï p. m. when Hilliard, of Kentucky, offored a resolution that Dr. McGlynn be invited to attend the af ternoon session. This created a great commotion, and objections were sliouted froin all parts of the hall. Hilliard was heard loudly protesting against any attempt to interfere with free speech, but it was no use, the chair decided that his resolution was not in order and the convention took recess. The convention reassembled at 3 o'clock, but it was nearly 0 before the committee on credentials was ready to present its report. In the interval the platform was oceupied by Jesse Harper, of Illinois, Mrs. Marión Todd, and Mrs. Emery, of Michigan. After the report of the comraittee on credentials had been adopted there was a long and animated debate upon a proposition to allow the delegates frora each state to cast the entire vote of such state, no matter whether the actual representation was one or twenty. This was strongly resisted by the western delegates, on the ground that it would give the ten New Yorkr saven ty votes and praetically put them, with the Pennsylvania and Maine delegates, in control oí the convention. Pinally the proposition was voted down. A communication was received from the United Labor convention, in session at the Grand Opera house, asking that a oommittee of conference be appointed, and the request was coinplied with, one delégate frora each state represented being eïected. Several other committees were appointed and the convention adjourned until W o'clock this morning. Immediately after adjournment the committees went into joint conference, and it is reported that an agreement is likely to be reached upon the basis of the land plank in the Knightfi of Labor platform Rev. Dr. McGlynn occupied a front seat in the Grand Opera house when John McMackin, of New York, called to order the national convention of the United Labor .party. About 150 i delegates were in attendance. W. B. ! O g d e n, of Kentucky, was selected as permanent chairman, and in bis speech emphasized the fact that the single-tax theory was the central idea around which the pal ty revolved. A cornmittee was appointed to confer with the Union Labor convention, and the rest of the session was occupied with routine business. The convention adjourned until 10 a. m. to-day.


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